U.S. economy creates just 142,000 new jobs in September

October 2, 2015 12:53 PM

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U.S. economy creates just 142,000 new jobs in September

Unemployment rate flat at 5.1%, but labor force declines

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The number of new jobs created in September slowed sharply for the second straight month, raising the specter that pace of hiring in the U.S. has tapered off amid fresh worries about the global economy and political infighting in Washington.

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